The essential styling tool for anyone who fails at curling their hair.

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I’m one of those people who has never been able to curl my hair with straighteners.

It doesn’t matter how many tutorials I watch or how many exasperated demonstrations I demand from my hairdresser, my hair always ends up resembling a poor Medusa imitation of all-over-the-place kinks, rather than the Hollywood glam curls I aim for.

Using a curler doesn’t help me much, either — I can never work out the right way to twist it ’round and find it impossible to do the back on my own without contorting into complex poses that would make a seasoned yogi jealous.

Then I discovered Luxcurly: the ultimate curling tool for the uncoordinated (or, ahem, lazy).

Watch how to use the tool. (Post continues after video.)

The distinguishing factor about Luxcurly is that it does all the work for you. Yes, perfectly-formed curls are literally a click away thanks to its clever auto rotating wand that actually puts the ‘effortless’ back into ‘effortless curls’.

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How to use it

1. Take a small section of hair and place the end in the clasp.

2. Press the 'L' or 'R' button and hold it down to allow the hair to curl around the wand, stopping at the roots. Generally, the most flattering look is to curl outwards away from the face.

3. Hold for five to 10 seconds, then press the opposite button to the one you first pressed to unravel the curl.

4. Adjust and twirl with your fingers then repeat all over your head.

5. Either leave as is or gently comb through with a brush or fingers to loosen and separate the curls. If you're prone to frizz like me, try running  one or two drops of Aesop Shine Hair Oil ($35) through your hair.

6. Spray with hairspray to secure.


Available online for $119, there are two types specifically designed to cater to your hair type — the Lux Natural (which I have) for thicker hair and more natural curls, or the conical shaped Lux Classic which gives tighter, more defined curls.

Both have a great heat range that goes up to 220 degrees, but switching to 180 degrees is enough to create curls that last the distance of rain/dancing/a long day.

The only thing I would say is that you do need to take care the first time you use it. How hard you press the button determines how fast the wand spins, so it can be quite easy when you start to go too fast and get tangled up. Take your time to push the button slowly to get the hang of it and by your third curl you'll be a pro.

In fact, I can't remember how I lived without it (not with curls like this, that's for sure.)

Have you tried the Luxcurly before? What did you think?

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